How to Fertilize PeeGee Hydrangeas


The beautiful and showy hydrangea paniculata also has the name peegee hydrangea and is a favorite of many gardeners. This is the hydrangea to choose if you have a sunny growing area because this hydrangea variety requires full sun; other hydrangea varieties prefer only partial sun. Keep your peegee hydrangea healthy and thriving with regular fertilization throughout the growing season.

Step 1

Sprinkle the granular fertilizer around the base of the peegee hydrangea in late winter while the bush is still dormant. Consult package recommendations for the size of the shrub and apply the fertilizer to the top of the soil, covering the entire area between the outer drip line of the shrub to within approximately 4 inches of the center trunk.

Step 2

Use the hand rake to work the fertilizer into the soil completely.

Step 3

Water the shrub generously immediately after applying the fertilizer to help the fertilizer soak down to the roots of the shrub.

Step 4

Repeat steps 1 through 3 again when the shrub finishes flowering for the season.

Things You'll Need

  • Balanced granular fertilizer (10-10-10)
  • Hand rake


  • NC State University: Hydrangea Paniculata
  • Hydrangeas: Fertilizing Hydrangeas
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